21 October 2013

Ottawa Blues This Week - 21 October 2013

DEADLINE – November 4, 2013
ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes to 68 winners, including $25,000 cash to the Grand Prize winner. Amateur and professional Blues songwriters are welcome to enter. ISC accepts entries by mail or online (platforms include ISC, Sonicbids, ReverbNation, Broadjam, and Facebook). Entering ISC is now easier than ever, because ISC will go to your Radio Airplay, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, or Facebook page to listen to your songs (so you don't even need to send us your songs!)




5th Annual An Evening to Remember
Gala Dinner and Dance fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Research
Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive
Saturday, October 26; doors @ 5 pm, dinner @ 7 pm, dance 9 pm – 1 am; tickets $100

From Tom Rowe:
As some of you know, Sweet and the Back Beat has been involved with the "You and Me for Memories Gala" for the past four years. This is a fund raising event for Alzheimer's research. Our good friend Dave St. Jean is the Chairman and driving force behind this effort and I am forwarding the invitation below. This is a first class event, very well organized and dedicated to a worthy cause.  Please consider lending your support. 

Hi, I am the Chairman of the You and Me for Memories Foundation, with a mandate to raise funds to support research into all aspects of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. I would like to invite you to our 5th annual An Evening to Remember Gala Dinner and Dance fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Research. All proceeds raised go directly to support Alzheimer’s Research at the University of Ottawa. Last year An Evening to Remember sold out.  

As you know, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It is devastating – and fatal – but not quick. It slowly steals memory; cognitive, verbal and physical abilities; and ultimately, life. By the time you’ve finished reading this email another person in Canada will have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. There is no cure and no prevention. Research is the key to a cure. With enough support, researchers could find that cure, or a treatment, within 5-7 years. 

Come and join us, and to help rid the world of Alzheimer’s disease. Please circulate this email to others who may be interested in supporting this important fundraising endeavour.

Visit www.youandmeformemories.ca for more information on Alzheimer’s, the Gala, to purchase tickets, make donations and sponsorship opportunities. You may also call us at 613-836-0961, or email youandmeformemories@gmail.com.

Dave St-Jean
You and Me for Memories Foundation
Ball & Chain and the Wreckers
Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Avenue
Sunday, October 27 – 3-7 pm
Sunday, November 24 – 3-7 pm

Dine and Dance with Ball & Chain and the Wreckers.
Ball and Chain and the Wreckers, featuring Ottawa’s own Michael Ball and Jody Benjamin, are hosting an afternoon of lively dance music. We had a great time last spring, and here’s your chance to enjoy another fun afternoon. Come out and dance to a great local dance band focused on Country, Cajun, and Roots Grooves of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. A friendly crowd is guaranteed – no need to bring a partner. 3:00 pm – Doors open
3:15 pm – Dance lesson: Learn how to 2-step and waltz – no experience necessary!
4:00 – 7:00 pm - Dance
Cost: $15 at the door; cash bar
Jody’s Louisiana Style red beans and rice will be served at the break. Pot-luck offerings are welcome. Please bring indoor shoes for the dance floor.
The original robert farrell band
Greenfields, 900 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven
Monday, October 28; all ages show, cover $8; doors @ 6 pm; show 7:30 pm

Latest EP Release - with Robert, Andrew and Stephen.
Blues On The Rideau presents
The Cove Country Inn, Westport ON
Friday, October 25; $60 DINNER & SHOW

A brilliant Alabama born boogie-woogie piano man who now lives in Victoria BC.
2012 Maple Blues Award winner for Keyboard Player Of The Year.
He’s backed by a great Toronto band that includes two members from Downchild. 
More information at www.choosetheblues.ca
Wednesday, October 23
                Dawg Day Afternoon @ the Rainbow, 9 pm
Thursday, October 24
                Dan Deslauriers @ the Mill Street Brew Pub, 8-11 pm
Friday, October 25
                Bluestone @ Greenfield’s Pub,
Saturday, October 26
                Bluestone @ the Atomic Rooster, 4-8 pm
Sunday, October 27
                River City Junction hosts the Open Jam @ the Rainbow, 4-7 pm
                Phoenix @ the Atomic Rooster, 6-9 pm
The Music Scene series
ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street
Monday & some Tuesday evenings; tickets $10

Monday, October 28 @ 9:20 pm

The Song Remains The Same
Perhaps the most-seen concert film after Woodstock, Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains The Same chronicles a Madison Square Garden concert on the band's ‘Houses of the Holy’ tour. Die-hard fans will appreciate this rare glimpse of the great band at work, while mavens of unique musical instruments will delight in seeing Page ‘play’ the seldom-used theramin (previously restricted to the Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’ and schlock horror movie soundtracks). Also, it's kind of fun watching the backstage hysterics of band manager Peter Grant, the man of legendary bad temper who was the basis for Spinal Tap's manager. (TV Guide Entertainment Network Movie Guide)

ByTowne Cinema and CKCU are screening concert and documentary films every Monday (repeated Tuesdays on some weeks) for as long as interest continues.
Al Tambay
Bassline Pub & Eatery, 2557 Baseline Road
Every Tuesday, 8-11 pm; no cover

Al plays here every Tuesday … and sometimes he invites one of his friends to join him.
Check out the food … Al really likes the wraps!
John Carroll
Chateau Lafayette (The Laff), 42 York Street
Wednesdays, 10 pm
Solo Piano Wednesdays with Jeff Rogers
Fat Tuesdays, 62 York Street
Wednesdays, 7 pm
Irene’s Blues AllStars  
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Thursdays, 9 pm – 1 am; no cover

A bonafide grass roots event that has grown out of the very floorboards of Irene’s Pub and has become a real crowd pleaser for musicians and music lovers alike, this weekly Thursday night jam features Corky Kealey on drums with Vince Halfhide on bass and a host of great local players who rotate according to availability.  Each week the cast is topped up with a guest host who steers the song selections in whatever way they're inspired and the jamming begins.  It's a great concept and the proof is in its continuing popularity. 

Special guests:  
                October 24 – Mark Crissinger
                October 31 – Vince Halfhide
                November 7 – Jesse Greene
                November 14 – Ball & Chain (Michael & Jody)

Jeff Rogers
RARE Restaurant & Bar, 570 Kanata Avenue
Thursdays, 6-10 pm
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)
Saturdays, once a month

Firebelly is Mathieu Gagnon on harmonica, Fredy Carriere on guitar, Dan Grewal on bass and Mike McNeil on drums. 
Open Blues Jam
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street
Every Sunday, 4-7 pm; cover $3 (jammers free)

The jam is open to all ages.  Jammers sign up on the jam sheet at the door & each jam session lasts for 3 songs.  Drums & amps are provided, you only need to bring your instruments (but you can bring your amps if you want to).
Sunday Blues, 6-9 pm, no cover
Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street (at MacLaren)

The Jam @ Kaffé 1870, Wakefield QC
Every Wednesday @ 9 pm, no cover

6 rotating hosts, each specializing in a different genre
Blues Jam
Avant-Garde Bar & Restaurant, 135½ Besserer Street
First Wednesday of each month @ 8 pm

Hosted by River City Junction, this jam is open to guest performers, but is not an open jam’. 
If you want to play, please contact River City Junction in advance to work out what instrument you play & what songs you would like to do.
Blues and jazz jam at GigSpace
Alcorn Music Studios, 953 Gladstone Avenue
4th Thursday each month @ 8 pm
                $5 donation kindly encouraged

With Tim Bedner - seven-string guitar; David Pontello – drums; Mark Alcorn - bass
A jazz and blues jam on the fourth Thursday of each month: bring your instrument and sit in on some tunes you enjoy playing, or hang out and listen!

Blues On Tues
The Granary Beizli, 3270 County Rd 10, Vankleek Hill ON
Third Tuesday of every month@ 7 pm; $10
Acoustic Roots Series     
Georgian House Restaurant, 146 Main St. S., Alexandria ON
First Wednesday of Every Month

The best Roots/Country/Americana artists will be joining Terry Gillespie for a new Acoustic Roots Series in Alexandria.  Some of them will be up-coming artists and some will be household names … a different musical guest each month.  All of the musician guests are very accomplished and have toured extensively.  We are very privileged to be able to host them right here at home.
Terry will open each evening with a set of his music then the guest will follow with a set of their music.  Each will accompany the other.  Don’t miss a single one.

If you desire to see a special guest, let us know. If they are on the road, we might be able to grab them.
The Georgian House special musical menu has something fresh and delicious for all budgets.
Mississippi Blues Society Jam
Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery, Bridge Street, Carleton Place
First Tuesday of every month @ 8:30 pm

Hosted by The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery & The Mississippi Blues Society, and featuring Barry Buse & Peter Brown, the MBS Blues Jam is the longest-running blues jam in the Greater Ottawa area & one of the best, attracting both musicians & fans from in & out of town.

*8:30 PM is the Estimated Start Time *There's No Cover Charge *Free Parking *Good Food *Ends Early [approx. midnight]

And - just so you know...we pack 'em in for this event, so come in early if you want a good table.
Braithwaite & Whiteley
Music by the Bay Live at Annandale, 221 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Friday, November 8; Advance tickets $40

Their first CD collaboration in 2005, “Morning Sun”, garnered rave reviews, extensive air play, and led to multiple Canadian Maple Blues Award nominations, including Album of the year, and Acoustic Act of the year. Their second albums, also recorded for the Electro-Fi label, “Night Bird Blues” was extremely well received, with great reviews and airplay internationally. It led to them being awarded 3 Maple Blues Awards in January 2010, including being recognized as Songwriters Of The Year. Their third Electro-Fi release, “DeltaPhonic”, led to more Maple Blues Awards, and reached number 1 on B.B. Kings Bluesville XM Sirius satellite radio network. Collectively they have been awarded 9 Maple Blues Awards and 6 JUNO Nominations.
Pets With Personalities 3rd Edition Calendar Launch Party
With special musical guest performances by Sandi Gagnier, The Claytones & the Cooper Brothers
Crazy Horse Stonegrill Steakhouse & Saloon, 115 Roland Michener Drive
Sunday, November 10 @ 2 pm; free event

The release of this year's 3rd edition deems we have a great big party at the Crazy Horse in Kanata, with giveaways, door prizes and an amazing silent auction.

Some of our silent auction items: autograph Ottawa Senators sports memorabilia, Turtle Island Brewing Co Ltd has donated a 20 litre Keg delivered to your house with pizza( that's a party starter), Executive Golf memberships (includes 5 rounds of golf), a Ma
stering Session from bova sound (valued at over $1000.00), a Leaugue of Rock membership, make-up product baskets (last year’s had over $500 worth of premium product), dog training (help/ or puppy whatever you need) from Best Friends Dog Training. We’ve got Beau's All Natural Brewing Co helping us out too. And lots more...and special guests for sure. (They ain't playing in Finland this year...just saying')

As well, come by and meet our friends
who are the ones benefiting from the calendar: Ottawa Boys & Girls Club, Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue, as well as Ottawa Dog Rescue.

We have an amazing group of sponsors this yea
r, thank you, including Sobey's, ARC The.Hotel, D'Arcy McGee's - Sparks St., Ottawa, Ottawa Veterinary Dentistry and more.

Come thirsty, our friends from Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.
and the Crazy Horse have agreed that all the money from Beau's sales are going to the calendar that day. Come by for a drink, stay for some music and pick up your PwP calendar and get it signed. Bring the friends, family and the kids – everyone is welcome.

Make sure to check out the music Sandi Gagnier, The Claytones and The Cooper Brothers.
ZZ Top
Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata ON
Monday, November 11; tickets $60.50 and up

ZZ Top lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004 the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. Evidence of that consistency and adaptability is found in “La Futura”, their first studio album in nine years, which was released in September of 2012. Produced by Rick Rubin and Gibbons, it reflects the solid blues inspiration that has powered the band since the very beginning with a contemporary approach that underscores the group’s inclination to experiment and explore new sonic vistas. The album includes ten new tracks including the widely lauded ‘I Gotsta Get Paid’ that has become both a video and in-concert sensation.
Ottawa Blues Society Fall Fundraiser
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, November 13; EARLY START – 8 pm; $10

Wicked Grin will represent the Ottawa Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, January 21-25, 2014.  Our Fall Fundraiser is our last fundraising event of the year and proceeds from cover charges and the B.B. King signed album raffle will help raise funds to cover the band’s expenses for travel & accommodation.  Please mark the date and time on your calendar - it's an early show - and join us for good times with good friends and good blues! 
Bonnie Raitt
                with special guest Marc Cohn
NAC Southam Hall, 53 Elgin Street
Friday, November 15 @ 8 pm; tickets start at $82

The long awaited return of the legendary Bonnie Raitt to the stage of the National Arts Centre with a very special guest: Marc Cohn. Well into her International Tour for her Grammy Award Winning 19th album “Slipstream”, this will be Bonnie’s first Ottawa appearance in over 6 years. The album got its start by Bonnie’s initial collaborations with longtime admirer, producer Joe Henry. Though many songs were actually recorded at that time, 4 have been included on “Slipstream”, with the remainder to be released on later recordings. The balance of the album comes from subsequent sessions with her much-lauded touring band including George Marinelli (guitar), James ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums) and longtime friend Mike Finnegan (keyboards). Expect to hear a number of the new songs from “Slipstream” featured, along with many favourite songs from Bonnie’s catalogue of recordings from the last 40 years.
Peter Karp & Sue Foley
Music by the Bay Live at Annandale, 221 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Friday, November 15 @ 9 pm; advance tickets $40
original tickets for October 18 show are still good
Sue Foley is considered to be one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Born to a working class family, Sue spent her early childhood moving from Canadian town to town with her mother. At sixteen, she embarked on her professional career. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin TX and recording for the legendary blues label, Antone’s Records. Her first release, “Young Girl Blues”, quickly established her unique talents as a blues guitarist and songwriter. Throughout the ‘90s she took to the road with her paisley Telecaster and honed her craft, working and sharing the stage with such artists as BB King, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty. After moving back to Canada, Sue won the prestigious Juno Award for her critically acclaimed CD “Love Coming Down” as well as seventeen Maple Blues Awards.

Gifted singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and American troubadour, Peter Karp, is a master songsmith with an art for spinning true-to-life emotions, humor, and candor. With an upbringing that was equal parts southern Alabama and the swamps of New Jersey, Karp’s music is fueled by the Yankee-Rebel connection. He first caught national attention with help from Rolling Stone guitarist Mick Taylor who recorded and toured with Karp on his first label release “The Turning Point”. Karp further established himself on the national scene as a critically acclaimed songwriter, and accomplished guitarist and pianist with the release of his Blind Pig debut entitled “Shadows and Cracks”. On the road across the U.S. and Canada, Karp repeatedly transfixes his live audiences. Critics compare his songwriting to John Hiatt and John Prine, with impressive guitar and slide licks infused by his love of Freddie King and Elmore James.

“…red-hot guitar fretwork and pristine vocals …. stomping keyboards and raspy voice; mesh like well-oiled gears …. the duo’s creative chemistry shimmers in every note…. ”
Ray Bonneville
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Wednesday, November 20 @ 8 pm; tickets $20

Many of those familiar with Red House recording artist Ray Bonneville know that he is a hard driving, blues influenced, song and groove man who often writes about people who live on the fringe of society. Ray’s vibe is loose and soulful. With a greasy guitar style, horn-like harmonica phrasing, smoky vocal style and pulsing foot percussion he immediately rivets audiences. His solo performance fills a concert hall with all the sound layering and drama of a full band.  The consummate, driven professional, Ray plays more than one hundred and fifty shows a year across the US, Canada and Europe.  He has a loyal, enthusiastic fan base wherever he goes.
Ottawa Blues Dance Workshop Weekend
                with Dexter Santos
Friday to Sunday, Saturday, November 22-24

This is the first in a series of events and classes specifically designed to bring your blues dancing to new heights. The goal is to take you and the Ottawa blues scene and put it firmly on the North American map where it belongs! For that, we are bringing in one of blues biggest and best teachers - Dexter Santos!  http://www.dextersantos.com/

Friday night: Optional dance at the Rainbow Bistro. JW Jones will be playing. $10 for event participants if ticket purchased through us, otherwise, $15 at the door.
Saturday classes – 11-4:30 (with lunch break)
Ottawa dancers, these are designed for you! Our experienced Helpers will be there just for you!
Saturday night dance: intimate dance 9pm-1am
Sunday classes – 11:45am-4:15pm (with lunch break)
Helpers, these classes will be just for you. A tasty grab bag hand picked by Dexter to say thank you.

Registration is open at
BLUESOUL Tour Continues
Terry Gillespie
                CD release
Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield QC
Sunday, November 24 @ 4 pm; cover $10

The show will feature the full band: Terry Gillespie (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Peter Measroch (piano and organ), Lyndell Montgomery (bass and fiddle) and Wayne Stoute (drums and percussion).
Dancing strongly encouraged.

“BLUESOUL”, featuring Peter Measroch on piano and organ, was released Sept 2, currently has coast-to-coast airplay across Canada and is making inroads into the USA and Europe.
Canada Roots Radio Airplay Chart - #8 For the Week of September 27, 2013
Roots Radio Airplay Chart  USA - #26 this week - #47  last week
Steve Strongman
Music by the Bay Live at Annandale, 221 Church Street South, Ajax ON
Friday, November 29; tickets $45

JUNO Winner Steve Strongman tickets On Sale now.
The 9th year for what has become one of the most popular Blues Series in Canada, the first BOTR show takes place October 25, then one show a month (December excluded) right through to May. As in the past all BOTR Shows are fundraisers for different Westport charities. To date over $45,000 has been raised and the goal this year is to hit another $5,000.

For the third season in a row, despite higher costs and inflation, the price for these nights is staying the same - $60 (plus HST) which includes a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet served up by The Cove, the Show, dancing and a donation to charity. Being able to hold the price is due in part to the support of our new Sponsor – Dan Aykroyd Wines
DanAykroydWines.com – for which we are very grateful and we welcome them on board. 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com also continues as a Sponsor and again, we are very grateful for their support.

October 25
Now living in Victoria, BC Alabama boogie-woogie piano man David Vest plays the 88’s like Jerry Lee Lewis and has shared the stage with legends like Big Walter, Floyd Dixon, Jimmy T99 Nelson and Katie Webster over his long career. He won the 2012 Maple Blues Award for Keyboardist of the Year. 2 members from Downchild and 1 from Fathead join him.

November 15
4 young musicians from Toronto who have taken the Canadian and international Blues scene by storm over the past few years. Semi-finalists at the 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Fun, gritty & funky - they bring a breath of fresh air to the Blues. Sax player Jon Wong won the 2012 Maple Blues Award for Horn Player Of The Year.

January 10
Musical friends for over 20 years, fabulous songwriters (they’ve both won International Songwriting Awards), great singers (Suzie has won the Maple Blues Award for Best Female Vocalist 6 of the past 10 years!) and excellent guitarists.  Either one of these artists is worth the price of admission - together they’re dynamite!  Their 4th visit to The Cove.

February 15
Led by singer/harp player Rott’n Dan (who sounds a lot like Joe Cocker) and guitarist Yuji Ihara this young band from Edmonton has been blowing audiences away in western Canada for years with their high energy blend of Blues, Soul, Funk and R&B. Maple Blues Award nominees for Best New Band in 2012. It’s their first tour of eastern Canada.

March 14
Ottawa singer, songwriter and one of the best contemporary Blues guitarists in the world today. 11 Maple Blues Award nominations! - JW has played with artists like Kim Wilson, David “Fathead” Newman, Little Charlie Baty, Hubert Sumlin & Junior Watson performing in 19 countries on 4 continents. Dan Aykroyd calls them “one amazing Blues band”. They are.

April 18
All stars indeed! 6 veteran players from two of Canada’s most famous Blues bands - Downchild and Fathead. Chuck Jackson vocals & harp, Teddy Leonard guitar, Michael Fonfara keyboards, Pat Carey sax, Gary Kendall bass and Mike Fitzpatrick drums. All of them have won Junos and/or Maple Blues Awards. High grade, big time Blues!

May 9 & 10 – *2 night stand*
David blows harp as if possessed by the ghosts of Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and George Harmonica Smith. Combined with his great voice, mesmerizing stage performance and tight band this is the most popular act to ever play BOTR @ The Cove and that’s why they’re back again for 2 nights. Get your tickets early for this one.

Book ahead – most shows sell out in advance
1-888-COVE-INN or (613) 273-3636
Well-priced accommodation available at the Cove and nearby B&Bs

More information including bios, YOUTUBE & song samples of the artists at
KBS Monthly Jam
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturday, October 19 @ 8:30 pm; $3.00 @ door

Host Band: The Burners
The KBS monthly jam is now in its 7th year. The house is always full and both the musicians and the audience always have a great time.
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Saturdays (see below) @ 8:30 pm; $3.00 @ door

This extremely successful series presents blues bands from all across Ontario. These are some of the very best bands in the province; most of them have had incredible success in their own cities but have yet to crack the national scene. This is a great opportunity to see some high quality blues bands that you would not normally get to see - and for just $3 - you just can't find a better way to spend the first Saturday of each month - hope to see you there.

The Fall Line-up for the Blues Bands Ontario Series
Saturday     November 2                Three Times Lucky (Ottawa)
Saturday      December 7                  Shawn Dore Band (Toronto)
Saturday      January 4                      TBA
Saturday      February 1                     River City Junction
Saturday      March 1                        The Indelible Shameless Blues Band
Saturday      April 5                           Wicked Grin
         Saturday      May 3                            Double Double
         Saturday      June 6                            Redneck Limousine        
Sabrina Weeks
The Standeasy @ the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Thursday, December 12 @ 8 pm, $10.00 @ door
Kingston Blues Society
KBS Monthly Jam
The Standeasy
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Third Saturday each month @ 8:30 pm, $3 at the door

The KBS monthly jam is now in its 6th year. The house is always full and both the musicians and the audience always have a great time. Always one of the best nights of entertainment Kingston has to offer – come early as seating is limited. Sponsored by the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston
The Ones
Monte’s in the Prince George Hotel, 200 Ontario Street, Kingston ON
Every Thursday night @ 9 pm 

Shaun Riley and the Chrome Hearts
Host a regular open jam every Thursday, 9:30 pm – 1 am
at Tir Nan Og, 200 Ontario Street

Sam Hopkins and Spencer Evans
Upstairs @ the Brew Pub
Every Second Sunday 2-4 PM

Shaun Riley and the Chrome Hearts
Host a regular open jam every Sunday, 8-11 pm
Rhea's Bar and Grill, 493 Princess St. (at University Ave.)
For more, please contact Kingston Blues Society
101.9 DAWG-FM, CIDG, is ON THE AIR!  Blues 24/7
Live streaming on the website at http://www.dawgfm.com/

Sundays: 8-9 pm
Ottawa Blues Society DAWG’ON BLUES
Each week OBS hosts keep you up to date on what’s happening on the Ottawa area blues scene, play some great blues from local bands and showcase regional and Canadian talent.
This week, October 27 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Hallowe’en Blues
Next week, November 3 – OBS DAWG’ON BLUES – Debra's Blues "go-to" CDs for 2013
Sundays: 7-8 pm
with James Doran
Inside The Blues features music and interesting backgrounder information on today’s top Blues artists with a strong focus on Canadian talent mixed in with some great Blues classics. All Shows are archived on www.insidetheblues.ca after broadcast and can be listened to there at any time. 
On CKCU-FM 93.1
The Mighty 93.1
Community Radio serving the Ottawa Carleton Region

Sundays: 9-11 pm
Black and Blues
with John Tackaberry
The show features a heavy dose of electric blues and rhythm and blues, with the occasional selection of sixties soul.  The first hour is dedicated to artist profiles and reviews of recordings on particular labels.  In the second hour there is a blues calendar, a rundown of events in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, and interviews with “new and reissued blues and rhythm and blues tracks on wax”, alternating with “live blues and R&B for a Sunday night” in the last half hour of the show. On the last Sunday of every month, the show goes “down in the delta” for a selection of acoustic blues tracks in the final half hour of the program.
Wednesdays: 9-11 pm
In A Mellow Tone
with Ron Sweetman
Jazz from every era & every style – from 1917 to 2013. Each program features an artist, group, instrument, event, city or record label.  Check out Ron’s website www.inamellowtone.com for info on upcoming shows and playlists (current show is posted several days in advance and past shows are archived).  Stream and view past episodes here: http://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/94/info.html.
Ron is always happy to hear from listeners at ronsweetman@kalixo.com
This week, October 23 – October 23: Jazz and blues recordings made over the years on October 23, researched and presented by Co-Host Ron Steeds.
Next week, October 30 – Trumpets: A rousingly brassy program to mark our first Funding Drive program, animated by Co-Host Rob Bitschofsky and Host Ron Sweetman.
On CBC Radio Two 103.3 FM
Saturdays: 6-8 pm
On CBC Radio One 91.5 FM
Saturdays: 9-11 pm
Saturday Night Blues
Host Holger Petersen has been a broadcaster, record producer, album collector, and serious blues fan for over 30 years.  His collection of blues records numbers in the thousands.  On Saturday Night Blues each week you’ll hear a mix of classic blues from the ‘Petersen Vaults’, concerts, interviews, artist features, new releases, plus anything that boogies, jumps, or swings, plus your requests from the Bluesline.
And check out SNB videos here http://www.cbc.ca/snb/video/
On CJHR 98.7 Valley Heritage Radio
Thursdays, 8-10 pm
Got The Blues
Pat Watters is your host for this blues only radio show, now in its 6th year.  It can be heard throughout the Ottawa Valley and streaming on the internet at valleyheritageradio.ca.
Streaming great Blues, Roots, Soul, R&B, Folk, East Coast and Celtic music across Canada and around the world 24/7/365.
Check out their Canadian Blues shows and hosts including James Doran’s ‘Inside The Blues’, Brant Zwicker’s ‘At The Crossroads’, Johnny Max’s ‘Sunday Morning Soul’, along with Mark Stenzler's ‘Blues Zeppelin’ from Switzerland … and lots more Canadian and international Blues shows. 
Tuesdays: Al Tambay @ Bassline Pub & Eatery, 7-11 pm
Wednesdays: Dr Dave Revue @ the Rainbow, 5-8 pm
Wednesdays: Solo Piano Wednesdays with Jeff Rogers @ Fat Tuesdays
Wednesdays: John Carroll @ The Laff, 10 pm
Thursdays: Irene’s Blues All Stars @ Irene’s, 9 pm to closing
Thursdays: Thursdays with Jeff Rogers @ RARE Restaurant & Bar, Kanata
Sunday afternoons: Blues jam @ the Rainbow, 3-7 pm
Friday, November 2
                DOUBLE BILL: Al Wood & the Woodsmen & Red Wood Central @ Irene’s
Thursday, November 21
Dan Deslauriers @ the Mill Street Brew Pub, 8-11 pm
Friday, November 22
                John Carroll & the Epic Proportions @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield
Sunday, November 24
                Terry Gillespie CD Release @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield
Friday, November 29
                Little Miss Higgins @ the Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield

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